India vs England 2nd Test, Day 2: The tourists lose early wickets chasing India's 329

IND vs ENG, 2nd Test, Day 2 Live Updates: England have restricted India at 329 in their first innings. At lunch break on Day 2, England are 39/4. Stokes stays unbeaten on 8 while Ollie Pope has yet to open his account.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 14, 2021 12:35 IST
India vs England 2nd Test, Day 2: The tourists lose early wickets chasing India's 329
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IND vs ENG, 2nd Test, Day 2  Live Score Updates: India's bowling line-up struck early for the home side, sending Burns, Sibley, Lawrence, and Root back to the pavilion on Day 2 of the second Chennai Test being played at Chepauk Stadium. Chasing IND's 329, the tourists lost their four wickets quickly including their skipper Root. Ben Stokes is a senior Englishman and he has to rescue England out of the hole. Now, England will be trying to manipulate things in their way while Virat Kohli-led Team India look to wrap up their innings quickly. The visitors slip to 39/4 in their first innings and still trail by 290 runs.

A wicket for local boy R Ashwin off the last ball ahead of the Lunch break. Dan Lawrence attempts a forward defense but gets an inside edge to Gill at short leg to depart for 9. For India, Ashwin has picked a piece while Ishant and Axar picked one wicket each. Notably, Axar Patel's maiden Test wicket has been England's skipper Joe Root for just 6.

Earlier, the visitors start the day on a positive note. They would have taken this at the start of today's play. 7.5 overs, 29 runs, and 4 wickets, most of the runs were scored by in-form Rishabh Pant, who was left stranded on 58. Moeen Ali started the day with two wickets including Pant key wicket. Although Pant hardly got any support from the other Indian batters and India's first innings ended on 329.

Meanwhile, at one stage India was trembling at 86/3 when Rohit and Rahane got together and the duo batted for more than 50 overs for their 162-run crucial partnership. It was the 'Hitman' show on a cruel Chepauk pitch, which offered bite and kick with puffs of dust right from the opening session.

Rohit Sharma slammed an astonishing (161 off 231), which included 18 fours and two sixes and he was equally supported by Rahane's top-notched (67) before England hit back with quick wickets in the final session. Moeen Ali picked up four wickets and three scalps went to Olly Stone's purse..